Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 2289

betting, gaming and lotteries

The Gaming Machine (Single Apparatus) Regulations 2007


27th July 2007

Laid before Parliament

2nd August 2007

Coming into force

1st September 2007

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 235(5) of the Gambling Act 2005(1), makes the following Regulations.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations shall be cited as the Gaming Machine (Single Apparatus) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 1st September 2007.

Single apparatus

2.  For the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005, where a single piece of apparatus is—

(a)a gaming machine, and

(b)made available for use to more than one person at a time,

it is to be treated as the number of gaming machines equal to the number of people able to use it at that time.

Gerry Sutcliffe

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

27th July 2007


(This note is not part of the Regulations )

Section 235 of the Gambling Act 2005 defines a “gaming machine”. Subsection (5) contains a power to provide for circumstances in which a single piece of apparatus which is a gaming machine, is to be treated as more than one gaming machine.

Regulation 2 provides that each player position at such single apparatus is to be treated as one gaming machine.